City parks closing, cancellations due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced local residents to stay home and reduced traffic in recent weeks as seen from the front steps of Fairview City Hall. 

As the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, Fairview city officials are following leaders at the county, state and national levels with the steps they believe are necessary to keep the health and safety of our community as their highest priority.

On Monday, the city reported while all city departments will remain open, adjustments based on state restrictions/guidelines regarding “essential services" were to begin Tuesday, March 31 and remain in place until further notice. City officials followed that with more closings after Governor Bill Lee's "Stay At Home" executive order on Thursday.

City adjustments include:

• City Hall business hours 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Any business that must be conducted at city hall must be done during these hours and should be done by appointment. Visit for contact information including email addresses for all city staff.

• City Planning and Public Works office,7111 Bowie Lake Road, will be closed.

Any business with planning or public works office should be scheduled in advance by appointment. All appointment request for the planning / public works department should be directed to Micah Sullivan.

•All city parks, including Bowie Nature Park and Veteran’s Lake Park just off Highway 96 North, will be closed until further notice.

• All City of Fairview committee meetings through Friday, May 1, 2020, have been cancelled.

• The April 14, 2020 City of Fairview Planning Commission meeting has been cancelled.

• The April 2, 2020, 6 p.m. Board of Commissioners work session and the 7 p.m. Board of Commissioners meeting have been cancelled.

• The April 16, 2020, 6 p.m. Board of Commissioners work session and 7 p.m. Board of Commissioners meeting are currently unchanged. Any changes to this schedule will be posted on the city’s website.

• All Fairview Municipal Court dates for the month of April 2020, have been cancelled. Frequent updates regarding city court operations will be posted on the city’s website.

Police and fire services are functioning normally. Citizens are encouraged to call for all non-emergency police and fire matters that can be handled over the phone.

Both departments have the discretion to make adjustments to service protocols to reasonably promote the health and safety of our community as well as police officers and fire personnel.

For general questions on city services, call 615-799-2484 or to email

Residents are also encouraged to visit the city’s website for updates and additional information regarding city services at

For additional information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) residents are encouraged to visit:

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